The Lexus RC is a confident performer across the board, even with its base 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. But where things really start to shine is in the RC 350 and RC F models, which hit 60 mph in 5.8 and 4.4 seconds, respectively.
The RC strikes a nice balance between handling and a forgiving ride, giving the average buyer sharp handling when they want it and plenty of comfort when they don’t. Go with an F Sport or the RC F, and handling takes precedence over comfort, but it still won’t shake your guts loose.
All that performance leads to a big fuel economy penalty as even the base four-pot model only gets an EPA-estimated 21 miles per gallon city, 30 mpg highway, and 24 combined. Move up to the RC 350 or RC F and see the fuel-economy numbers tumble to 20/28/23 mpg (city/highway/combined) and 16/25/19 mpg, respectively.